It’s summertime baby! And while I’m loosely known as the “knit sewing ebook lady”, I do love me a good woven pattern. Wovens are fabulous for summer because they are known for being more breathable and lightweight than their knit counterparts. So let’s get to it with my list of favorite summer blouse patterns to use with your woven fabrics!
Key Largo by Hey June
I love this shirt for so many reasons. First, the knot. Knots are kind of a thing right now ammiright? Everybody is coming out with a knot tee pattern and rightfully so! What a simple way to add character to a simple blouse. I also love how this top has this funky option of a center seam on the front panel for an extra boutique, style twist.
Penelope Pleated Camisole by Laela Jeyne
Everyone needs a cute tank top for summer, but most of them are very basic and really only good for layering. Now I like to hack my patterns as much as the next sewist, but sometimes it’s just nice to have something that comes with character straight out of the box.
Farrah Blouse by Chalk and Notch
This flutter sleeve that extends down the torso is another fashion trend I’ve been seeing in all of my favorite boutiques. I love how it is a little dressy while not overdoing it. Sometimes a girl just wants a little flounce without feeling like she’s getting ready for the ball.
Handkerchief Hem by Seamingly Smitten
Boom! Tank top number two! Now like I mentioned before, we all love our trendy tanks for summer. But I know some of you just ain’t got no time for those pretty pleats. So if you happen to be looking for a quicker tank pattern with character, the Handkerchief Tank is a great option.
Royal Street Top by Seamingly Smitten
I swear off the shoulder tops are everywhere these days! It is truly the trend of this summer. I love this pattern for an off the shoulder top because it is a simple and easy project. So many times we have to choose between easy and dramatic and this pattern gives you the best of both.
Cloud Chaser by Striped Swallow Designs
Now the previous pattern is a very straight forward off the shoulder basic top. If you want the off the shoulder look with a few more options, you want the Cloud Chaser. The Cloud Chaser comes with a sleeveless, short sleeve and long sleeve option. It’s like three patterns in one!
Soho Blouse by See Kate Sew
Boho is without a doubt the hot fashion style for this summers. And while I love all of the sexy boho styles that are circulating the indie pattern market, sometimes you just want something a bit more conservative. For whatever occasion that may be, the Soho blouse fits the ticket. I love the diamond blocked bust with the light gathering for the bottom. Still trendy with a sweet twist. Pssst! This pattern also comes with pockets! So you definitely need it.
Mila Blouse by Itch to Stitch
All of my business women out there this one’s for you. I love the professional look of the placket from while maintaining a comfy/casual vibe with the cuffed sleeve and looser fit. The Mila Blouse is like pajamas that are workplace appropriate! The world needs more pajamas…
Ogden Cami by True Bias
Now I couldn’t put this list together without a basic woven cami. Trends aside, a relaxed fit camisole is a must for hot summer weather. I love the soft v-neck that this camisole has on both the front and back necklines. Perfect for layering and pairing with more dramatic bottoms. This one is definitely a staple for every seamstress’s pattern box.
Rhapsody Blouse by Love Notions
Ok, now everyone knows I like options. And the Rhapsody Blouse hits the freaking motherload of pattern options. This pattern comes with eight – yes I said eight – sleeve styles. No not just sleeve lengths, but eight completely different sleeve styles including trumpet, flutter, cap sleeve, bishop and more. For the number of options, it is an incredibly affordable pattern as well.
Piper Boho Tunic by Wardrobe by Me
This is another more conservative boho pattern that I feel should be talked about more. The crisp, narrow plunge on the neckline with a patch of shirring at the base, give it that little something to make it more than your momma’s tunic.
BONUS PATTERN! Wanderer Tunic by Striped Swallow Designs
Stretch lace is totally a thing for summer sewing. But so many times I have women telling me they have no idea what to use it for! This is why I love the Wanderer Tunic. It has some beautiful built in color blocking perfect for a lacy addition.
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